Jetboil FluxRing Fuel Stabilizing Cooking Stove

Last updated: October 14, 2022

This unique camping stove squeezes everything you need into one small cup, making it easy to squeeze into your pack. This camping stove is ideal for hikers or solo campers, as it is designed to cook for one. You can make a cup of coffee, as well as rehydrate freeze-dried foods with this compact unit.

Jetboil FluxRing Fuel Stabilizing Cooking Stove

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Product Details

Key Takeaway: Small and lightweight, this camping stove is designed for hikers and solo campers.

In our analysis of 111 expert reviews, the Jetboil FluxRing Fuel Stabilizing Cooking Stove placed 14th when we looked at the top 19 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

A tried-and-true classic, the Zip was born from Jetboil’s original PCS design and offers a reliable, no-frills option for backpackers. Lightweight and compact, this stove focuses on the backcountry boiling essentials. No more and no less. In 2001, Dwight Aspinwall and Perry Dowst revolutionized backcountry cooking by creating a fast, compact and efficient stove unlike anything the world had ever seen—the first-ever Jetboil. And our engineers have been following in their footsteps ever since, relentlessly pushing the limits of what’s possible by inventing technologies that continue to redefine the industry. A tried-and-true classic, the our Zip personal cooking system is a reliable, no-frills option for backpackers who want a storable, efficient, and affordable camping stove. Powered by Fluxing technology, the Zip’s easy-to-use cooking system boils water in just over two minutes with half the fuel consumption of traditional systems. The 0. 8-liter cooking cup with insulating cozy makes boiling water—and keeping it warm—a breeze. The bottom cover doubles as a measuring cup and a bowl, saving space in your pack for clothes, gear, and food. Compatible accessories, such as a coffee press, hanging kit, pot support, skillet, cooking pot, and utensils make this a necessity for your next backpacking adventure. Includes fuel canister stabilizer and drink-through lid with pour spout and strainer; easy to pack and carry at only 12 ounces. For any adventure—from alpine expedition to a weekend trek—we offer a stove that will keep you fueled. When exploring the backcountry, a compact and efficient stove is fundamental, no matter the level of cuisine you want to create.

Our Expert Consultant

Shawna Newman 
Camping And Outdoor Expert

Shawna Newman is the editor-in-chief of Active Weekender, a website that provides resources — from gear recommendations to beginner tips — to people looking to plan outdoor adventures. Her favorite outdoor activity is hiking, and she is on a quest to visit every national park in the U.S.


Expert Reviews

What reviewers liked

If you’re looking for a Jetboil for backpacking, this is the Rolls Royce of Jetboil camping stoves and whilst it isn’t quite as good as the MSR Windburner, it offers great value and is probably the best value fully integrated canister fuel hiking stove on the market.
If you’re looking for an extremely lightweight and small stove, then the Jetboil Zip Cooking System is a great option for you. Its fuel efficiency surpasses rival models and its storage capabilities prove great for long backpacking trips. However, if you’re looking for a quality cooker built to feed more people, we suggest looking into the Jetboil Sol systems.
It is portable, quick, and convenient to use. If you are using your portable stove for coffee or soup, the Jetboil is one of your best options, as this thing can bring a pot of water to a boil a whole lot faster than a lot of the competition.
The Jetboil Zip Stove is a complete cooking and stove system that includes everything you need to make coffee or rehydrate freeze-dried meals on backpacking and camping trips. Sized for one person, it's easy to pack and highly durable, providing an excellent value for adventurers, young and old.
Light weight. The least expensive Jetboil cooking system. Excellent fuel efficiency, as with all Jetboil stoves. Wide range of optional pots and accessories. Included pot support allows burner to be used with conventional pots.
The JetBoil Zip is the cheapest of the JetBoil cooking system range and in many ways the most basic, but it includes all you would expect from a JetBoil. It’s built like a nesting doll and when you put the parts together in the right order, it all fits together neatly. Inside the cook pot, you can fit stabilizing tripod, burner (protected by the heat-efficient FluxRing), a small (100g) gas cartridge.
Jetboil boasts that their FluxRing-powered cooking system can boil water in under two minutes and use half the typical amount of fuel consumption that other stoves use. The ultra-portable design features a cooking pot that doubles as a drinking mug, measuring cup and bowl. This is one of the best choices for travelers who need to sanitize water or cook food quickly and with minimal gear.
The Jetboil is incredibly packable. Everything fits into the single cup. The bottom cover for the Jetboil also works as a second drinking and measuring cup. The 0.8 L cooking cup has a built in insulated cozy to keep your hands from burning while pouring or drinking. The lid for the cup has a pour hole on one side and on the opposite, a strainer.

What reviewers didn't like

Sensitive gas flow
Below average resistance to cold and wind. Match starter. Long set-up time. Below average burner control.
For example, it doesn’t have a push-button piezo igniter, so you’ll need to light your stove with matches, a lighter, or a sparker.
Wind and cold resistance not as good as the other stoves tested. Burner control is not as good as other Jetboil stoves. Pot to burner connection is awkward to use.
The FluxRing is already designed as a windscreen. When I did (use a windscreen, blame it on windy Scotland), it became so hot inside the windscreen that the hard plastic base of my JetBoil melted. I had to file the melted bit at home very patiently with a metal file, to make it smooth and flush with the rest of the plastic base so it would fit inside the cook pot again. Sigh.
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